SBA meetings

Join an active community of veteran and novice beekeepers and listen to talks from a variety of experts.

Meetings are held at 7PM on the second Wednesday of every month and are open to the public.

Spring/Summer Location:
Steppingstone Farm Museum in Havre de Grace
461 Quaker Bottom Rd. Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Link to Farm Museum directions

Fall/Winter Location:
Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall, Room 132. Take entrance 3 on Thomas Run Road, and the building is the first on the right. Park across the lane.

Upcoming meetings | Past meetings


October 10, 2018 7:00PM

Kelly Kulhanek will discuss The Sentinel Apiary Program: Collaborating with Beekeepers to Improve Colony Health and Management.

Kelly is a Ph.D. student in the vanEngelsdorp Lab at the University of Maryland.

The Sentinel Apiary Program, piloted in 2015, is a Bee Informed Partnership endeavor to engage beekeepers in citizen science while empowering them to make informed management decisions and communicate science to their beekeeping communities. It has also been an invaluable source of longitudinal colony health data. Learn about the logistics and results of this program!

Also planned: Young Beekeepers presentations

Last chance to order fondant

Nominations taken for Board of Directors

Enter to win the raffle!

Members are eligible for a door prize!

Location: Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall, Room 132.


Upcoming Meetings

November 7, 2018Nathalie Steinhauer will discuss Pests, Diseases, and Pesticides Update. Nathalie works in the vanEngelsdorp Lab at the University of Maryland.

Past Meetings (with links to notes, when available)

January 11, 2017 Susan Myers Landscaping for a New Wild
February 8, 2017 Luke Goembel Ingenious Beekeeping
March 9, 2017 Dr. Dewey Caron "Good News" (for beekeepers)
April 12, 2017 Larry Truchon Raising local queens, overwintering nucs, keeping his apiary self-sustainable, and the Honey Bee Health Coalition.
May 10, 2017 Cybil Preston State of Affairs and Inspection Program
June 14, 2017 Stefano Briguglio Small cell beekeeping
July 12, 2017 Panel Discussion with SBA beekeepers Mandee, Brad and Jeff
September 13, 2017 Lloyd Snyder Preparing hives for winter
October 11, 2017 Larry Truchon Something new, something blue, something to look forward to.
November 8, 2017 Panel discussion with Todd Cichonowicz, Harry Dutcher, and Pat Endres Getting your hives ready for winter
January 10, 2018 Ray Walker Broodminder hive monitoring system
February 14, 2018 Jeff Maenner and Charlie Thomas Getting hives ready for spring
March 14, 2018 Samuel Ramsey Unlocking the mysteries of the Varroa mite
April 11, 2018 Beginner and advanced beekeeping discussion groups
May 8, 2018 Harry Dutcher Varroa Management
June 14, 2018 David Papke Maintaining Healthy Bees
July 11, 2018 Zac Lamas Fall Hive Management
September 12, 2018 Andrew Kness Pesticide residue in bee hives in agricultural areas